Albany Superette – Get all your P supplies there

I had a call today from someone who had a video of a superette owner in Albany selling P and other drug paraphernalia. So I went over and had a chat then looked at the video and after a bite of lunch went and had a gander at the store itself.

It is the Albany Superette at 372 Rosedale Road, Albany.

I went in and sure enough they have all sorts of pipes from brass ones for dope up to various different glass types for “P” smoking along with various types of bongs.

Drug paraphernalia for sale in Albany superette

Drug paraphernalia for sale in Albany superette

Right by the pipes at the counter is also different types of energy drinks, the sorts that kids like to buy. Not only that the shop is actually selling “point bags” (empty of course but what else do you put in little bags like that?).

Here is the video.

When my informant filmed the video he was finally escorted from the store and assaulted by the owner and his three sons. At the same time as this was happening he was being watched over by a clear Mongrel Mob associate, all coloured up and complete with tats. He has bruises on his arms to show for it.

This is the store owner who admits on video that he sells pipes to kids, and that those pipes are for smoking “P”.

Albany Superette Owner who sells drug pipes

Albany Superette owner who sells drug pipes

Albany Superette is, 700 metres from Albany Junior High School, 350m from Kristin School, and 900m from Pinehurst School, Albany.

This guy is selling items that have no legal purpose and he is selling them to school kids.

Currently before the house is the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill 2010 which includes the following changes to existing law;

The current offence provision is in Section 22(3) which provides as follows that every person commits an offence against the Act who:

  • supplies a pipe or other utensil whose supply is absolutely prohibited by a notice issued under subsection (1A) (Section 22(3)(a); or
  • supplies a pipe or other utensil otherwise than in accordance with any condition under which that pipe or utensil may, under a notice issued under subsection (1A), be supplied (Section 22(3)(a); or
  • imports a pipe or other utensil otherwise than in accordance with any condition under which that pipe or utensil may, under a notice issued under subsection (1A), be imported (Section 22(3)(a).

The Bill replaces the above current provision with the following more detailed wording:

  • “Every person commits an offence against this Act who:
  • supplies, possesses for the purpose of sale or supply, or offers for sale a pipe, other utensil, or identifiable component of a pipe or other utensil whose sale, possession for the purpose of sale or supply, or offering for sale (as the case may be) is absolutely prohibited by a notice issued under subsection (1A) (New Section 22(3)(a)); or
  • “(b) supplies, possesses for the purpose of sale or supply, or offers for sale a pipe, other utensil, or identifiable component of a pipe or other utensil otherwise than in accordance with any condition under which that pipe, other utensil, or identifiable component of a utensil may, under a notice issued under subsection (1A), be supplied, possessed for the purpose of sale or supply, or offered for sale (as the case may be) (New Section 22(3)(b)); or
  • “(c) imports a pipe, other utensil, or identifiable component of a pipe or other utensil otherwise than in accordance with any condition under which that pipe, other utensil, or identifiable component of a pipe or other utensil may, under a notice issued under subsection (1A), be imported (New Section 22(3)(c))”. (Part 1, substituted Section 22(3) of the Act).

It is clear that even under current law the Albany Superette may well be acting illegally, certainly when the new law is passed he certainly will be. Not a single one of those items has a legitimate purpose, and worse he is happily selling them to kids. If the powers that be won’t do anything then people power should by boycotting this store until he cleans his act up.


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